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who was beethoven influenced by

  • Friedrich Schiller
    Friedrich Schiller

    Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805), the poet, the playwright

  • George Frideric Handel
    George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel (Friday 23 February 1685 – Saturday 14 April 1759), the German-born British Baroque composer who was a leading composer of concerti grossi, operas and oratorios

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach, the German composer and organist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity

  • Joseph Haydn
    Joseph Haydn

    Franz Joseph Haydn (March 31 1732 - May 31 1809), one of the most prominent composers of the classical period, and, called by some the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet"

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (baptized Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart) (27 January 1756 - 5 December 1791), the prolific and influential composer of the Classical era

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